May 30th 2013: “Center Forward” at Rayko Photo Center in San Francisco:
This is a collaborative exhibition between RayKo Photo Center and The Center for Fine Art Photography in Ft. Collins, Colorado. "Center Forward" was juried by gallery directors Hamidah Glasgow and Ann Jastrab. The exhibit brings together the visions of both curators and explores the current trends in contemporary photography. Back in September of 2012, William's work was selected to be part of the debut exhibition at C4FAP and now it will travel to San Francisco for the shows opening reception on May 30th. The exhibition will run through July 5th.
March 30th 2013: “Photography and Environmental Concern” at PhotoPlace Gallery, Vermont:
The most pressing issues facing us today revolve around questions of our relationship to the planet we inhabit. While in the past the wilderness photographs of Ansel Adams defined the natural environment as a place of untouched pristine beauty, much recent photographic work has examined the increasing complexity of our interaction with the environment by focusing on such topics as pollution, global warming, industrial development, resource depletion, sustainability, recycling, and land use. William is pleased to announce his inclusion in "Photography and Environmental Concern" at PhotoPlace Gallery in Middlebury, Vermont on display from March 30 - April 20th, 2013. A piece from his Desert Barnacles Series was selected by juror, Kate Ware, Curator of Photography at the New Mexico Museum of Art.
March 1st 2013: “25 Years Downtown” Exhibition at MonOrchid Gallery, Phoenix AZ:
This year marks the 25th anniversary of Art Detour, a yearly event showcasing Phoenix’s art scene to its fullest extent. William will be having the pleasure of exhibiting at MonOrchid Gallery’s “25 Years Downtown” an invitational exhibition featuring the works of artists who have had an integral part to the success of the arts in Phoenix. As a way to reminisce the many years of excitement and struggle that we have experienced to create and promote a vibrant culture in the urban center of the valley. The exhibition will open March 1st. The following evening William's piece "Orange A-1 Bottle Cap" will be auctioned to help raise money for the re-launching of one of the best publications ever to come out of Phoenix’s art scene - Shade Magazine.
November 2012 Exhibitions and Educational Engagements:
The final week of November allowed for William to share opportunities with fellow up and coming artists in Phoenix in two different ways. First, he was invited by The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art to work with high school photography students as part of The SMOCA Visions Teen Program. By sharing with the students his interests and approaches to photography in the field, he worked with the teens using both 4x5 view camera as well as digital microscopic photography equipment. For William, it was not only refreshing but inspiring. The second opportunity to share with students came during a guest artist lecture and visit to ASU's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. He was selected to be part of a panel of 3 artists discussing with students the available outlets and opportunities there are after receiving undergraduate degrees. He felt reassured that Phoenix not only has some enthusiastic talent coming out of it's major university, but compelled to continue reaching out to his younger community. He looks forward to the chance of working with these types of talents again.
In addition to his educational related experiences, William also exhibited in three shows this month including "Snap! A Photography Invitational" at Eye Lounge Gallery, "Out Of Square" at ASU's Harry Wood Gallery, and "Portrait of an Artist" at Bragg's Pie Factory. To keep informed of other events, news, and exhibition announcements, please join William’s mailing list by using the information located on the contact page or by visiting his blog, Dry Heat.
October 5th 2012: "Chaos Theory 13"
For a third year in a row, William will be having the pleasure of exhibiting along side some of Phoenix’s top artists at this year's "Chaos Theory 13" Exhibition! Randy Slack of Legend City Studios has put together another fantastic list of exhibitors. Featuring 60 artists, the showcase features some of what Phoenix’s arts community has to offer and includes many of William's personal friends and colleagues and even some who he considers major inspirations. He is honored to be invited once again to take part in this year’s Chaos Theory. It opens Friday, October 5th, 2012 at 521 W Van Buren St. Phoenix, AZ 85003 at 6PM.
Artists exhibiting include: Brandon Sullivan, David Dauncey, James Angel, Jon Balinkie, Jehu, Christina Ramirez, Brent Bond, Steven J. Yazzie, Jeff Falk, Colin Chillag, Carolyn Lavender, Hector Ruiz, Rick Toerne, Brian Boner, Annie Lopez, Emmett Potter, Grant Wiggins, Jason Rudolph Pena, Matt Priebe, JB Snyder, Kristin Bauer, Eric Cox, Greg Esser, Suzanne Falk, Dose, Tara Logsdon, Joe Willie Smith, Larry Willis, Case Beer, Pete Deise, Mike Prepsky, Melissa Martinez, Josh Rhodes, Lara Plecas, Ruben Gonzales, Steve Gompf, Cindy Dach, Molten Brothers, Sergio Aquirre, Carrie Marill, Dayvid LeMmon, Shauna Thibualt, Jules Demetrius, Gennaro Garcia, Aaron Dunham, Colton Brock, Carla Keaton, William LeGoullon, Brooke Grucella, Abbey Messmer, Michael David Little, Joseph Perez, Ellen Wagener, Quincy Ross, Steven Hofberger, Lori Fenn, Henry Schoebel, Danielle Hacche, Randy Slack, and John Randall Nelson.
For more information please visit Dry Heat.
September 28th: "Photo Emerge" at The Midwest Center for Photography in Wichita, KS
William's latest works have been selected to be part of this years “Photo Emerge” Exhibition at The Center Gallery at The Midwest Center For Photography in Wichita, Kansas. Opened in 2008, The Center Gallery is located in the heart of Wichita’s Douglas Design District and will feature the works of 12 photographers selected by juror; Linda Robinson, director and curator of The Center Gallery, for the exhibition opening September 28th and running through October 12th. As William continues to produce work for this series, he'd like to express his appreciation and thanks to toughs who have made it possible.
September 7th: The Center for Fine Art Photography’s “Center Forward 2012” Exhibition
The Center for Fine Art Photography’s has selected William LeGoullon to exhibit as part of their upcoming “Center Forward 2012” Exhibition and will include a piece from his Fingerprints of Drinkable Culture Series. William is very pleased to be selected by jurors; Ann M. Jastrab of RayKo Photo Center in San Francisco and Hamidah Glasgow of The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Colorado. The work will be traveling to the center this month for the exhibition opening on September 7th, 2012. For more information please visit The Center for Fine Art Photography or join William’s mailing list by using the information located on the contact page.
August 29th: “Terrain” at The Kiernan Gallery in Lexington, VA
William will be exhibiting along side 30 artists in an upcoming exhibition opening August 29th at The Kiernan Gallery in Lexington, Virginia. Titled, “Terrain” the showcase of work focuses on both the vast and the microscopic interpretations of landscape. Juror, Sean Kernan, explains that in addition to beauty, this genre often explores the contours of our relationships with environments and their complexities. William’s “Black No. 1” image was selected from an ongoing series of work relating to the desert southwest, most specifically the areas between Phoenix and the Transverse and Peninsular Mountain Ranges of Southern California. Although this body of work is not available for viewing on William's main website, some examples can be found on his blog, Dry Heat. William is very honored to be part of this exhibition and looks forward to working with The Kiernan Gallery.
June 7th 2012: Latest Curation: "Tributaries" at The Shemer Art Center and Museum
The Shemer Art Center and Museum of Phoenix has asked William to curate their summer exhibition and in doing so he has worked with local talents in a realm far from photography-based work. “Tributaries” spotlights the artistic production of four valley artists who are utilizing one of our worlds most basic and fundamental elements; water. The confluence of these artistic insights collectively creates a unique way to mentally absorb the diversity of this vital substance through a range of concepts, and varying disciplines. By focusing on the showcase of installation and location-based works, LeGoullon invites the audience to experience the ways in which water can be applied and perceived through contemporary art.
Dates: June 7th through July 31st. There will be a reception (open to the public) on June 21st from 7-9PM. The Shemer Art Center and Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday 10AM – 3PM and Thursday Evenings from 6:30-8:30. For more information please visit their website.
April 28th 2012: Contemporary Forum Grant Winners Exhibition at The Phoenix Art Museum
Last year, William was awarded a Contemporary Forum of The Phoenix Art Museum "Emerging Artist" Grant, and as part of the grant winning process has been invited to exhibit two of his pieces in The Janis and Dennis Lyon Gallery at The Phoenix Art Museum from April 28th through May 20th 2012. Other included artists are as follows: Melissa Martinez, Peter Bugg, John Tuomisto-Bell, Lisa Corine von Koch, Aaron Rothman, Cy Edgar Keener, and Jay Atherton. There will be an public opening reception as well as the announcement of the 2012 Grant Winners on May 9th at 7PM. William feels extremely honored to be able to exhibit works in a museum he has grown up with and looks forward to continuing his new projects with support from The Contemporary Forum as well as The Phoenix Art Museum.
March 27th 2012: Arizona Governor's Artist Award Nomination
William was honored to be listed among such great talents as a nominated artist for The 31st Annual Arizona Governor’s Arts Awards Ceremony! The award ceremony is the largest annual statewide gathering of arts and culture supporters in our state. Presented by Arizona Citizens for the Arts, the Arizona Commission on the Arts and the Office of the Governor, these awards celebrate the extraordinary contributions of artists, arts organizations, businesses, educators and individuals to the quality of life in our state. Although he did not win the award itself, William is pleased with his involvement was extremely flattered to be part of such a wonderful evening of events. As always William appreciates all the support from his family and friends, fellow artists and arts supporters, educators, etc.
March 3rd 2012: Public Art Commission: The City of Phoenix 7th Ave. Streetscape Project
Every year The City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture awards 3 artists and 3 writers with public art commissions as part of their 7th Avenue Streetscape Public Art Project. This year William was awarded as a contributing artist and on Saturday the 3rd, at 1:15pm there will be an unveiling of the latest installations of works from local artists and poets including Iliana Rocha (poet), Jen Uro (artist), Aaron Johnson (poet), Casebeer (artist), Torran Anderson (poet) and William LeGoullon (artist). William is especially excited as this is the first public art project he's been involved with. It incorporates transparent images displayed in light boxes at The 7th Ave. Streetscape Bus Stop. They look good during the day, but really come alive at night. Click here for an for a view of the piece during installation day. Click here for a view of the piece at night.
February 17th 2012: “Spro" Mini-Show at Eye Lounge Gallery's Project Room
William will be exhibiting a small series of prints at The Eye Lounge Contemporary Art Gallery's Project Room from February 17th - March 11th 2012. He considers the series one collective piece and invites his audience to experience the processes through which a coffee bean goes through during the "roasting phases" prior to being used for consumption. This piece stems from his latest interests in beverage culture and creation. For more updates on these new works, be sure to check out Dry Heat.
Eye Lounge Contemporary Art Gallery
419 E. Roosevelt St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
February 14th 2012: “The Forty Eighth: Contemporary Photography at Arizona’s Centennial”
An Exhibition Curated by William LeGoullon and Jason Roehner
Over the last six months, William has been in the process of curating an exhibition entitled “The Forty Eighth: Contemporary Photography at Arizona’s Centennial” that will be shown at MonOrchid Gallery in Phoenix, in conjunction with Arizona’s upcoming Centennial in February. Along with his co-curator Jason Roehner, they've appropriately set the opening reception date for February 14th and will have the exhibition hang well through this year’s Art Detour Weekend. This is William's first curation and is extremely excited to be working such a talented group of very well-known and well respected photographers.
“There is no mistaking the myth of the American west, its image of the iconic cowboy and the promise of perpetual pasture land. “The Forty Eighth” is concerned with this physical and metaphorical place through time. Through a variety of approaches, concepts, and aesthetics, this exhibition explores the current portrayal of a state celebrating its 100th year of statehood. It examines what we do as a people and the enduring geological realities of where we do it. It derives meaning from change, development, perception, social awareness and growth, while exploring how our cultural habits have shaped the land.
Arizona is a place that for so long was thought of as an open canvas, driven by readily available land, resources and business opportunities. As we have adapted to this unique environment, we are just beginning to recognize and embrace what this place has become.
With a group of photographers as diverse as the population of Arizona itself, some native, some transplants, some merely passing through, we are presented with a unique look at this desert metropolis. Through history, technology, iconography and culture, this exhibition examines our relationship with the environments within, and the perceived idea of what Arizona really is today.”
Specifically chosing photographers whose work covers a multitude of contemporary elements, each representative of what makes up our great state, William's focus is not about where Arizona has been over the last 100 years, but rather where we are “now” with respect to the past. By selecting photographers of various career levels, and some even from out-of-state, Jason and William aren’t just interested in focusing on showcasing individual works but rather a collective whole and encompassing experience.
February 14th: Opening Reception Centennial Celebration 7PM
February 17th: Third Friday Opening Reception 7PM
March 2nd: First Friday Reception 7PM
March 16th -17th: Art Detour Reception 7PM
214 E. Roosevelt St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
More info/developments relating to this exhibition can be found here.
January 27th 2012: Exhibiting Artist Lecture at Art Intersection
William is pleased to announce that he will be presenting a short lecture focusing not just on his work, the ways it has evolved, and his thoughts on where it will go but also his influences and inspirations gathered from the Phoenix arts community itself. He will share his ideas of how he see’s Phoenix’s creative scene developing, and what ways we can contribute to its sustainable growth. He will share insights into some of his latest projects, involving Arizona-related ventures like The 1912 Project and his upcoming curation of an exhibition entitled The Forty Eighth: Contemporary Photography at Arizona’s Centennial. The lecture begins at 7PM on January 27th at Art Intersection in Gilbert, AZ. The event is free to the pubic.
January 7th 2012: "Arizona Re-Viewed" Exhibition at Art Intersection in Gilbert, AZ
This weekend the latest exhibition at Art Intersection in Gilbert, AZ will feature artists focusing on concepts related to Arizona. Entitled; “Arizona Re-Viewed” the exhibition incorporates both historic photographs as well as contemporary works from various photographers including William LeGoullon. Art Intersection is a new creative gathering place, designed to inspire and connect with the photographic community, encouraging education while embracing the intersection of related art forms. William is particularly excited because “Arizona Re-Viewed” will feature some artists (*) that will also be included in his own upcoming curated exhibition opening in February. The exhibition opens this Saturday, January 7th, from 6-9PM. William was also invited to do a artist lecture presentation set for Friday, January 27th 7PM.
Kate Breakey, Andrea Calo, Christopher Colville, Jeffrey Goggin, Richard Laugharn, William LeGoullon, Michael Lundgren *, Eduardo Rivera, Tiffiney Yazzie *
Henry Buehman, Charles Farcoit, F.A. Hartwell, A.E. Messinger, A.F. Randall, George Rothrock, Charles Savage, Carleton Watkins, and Ben Wittick.
Location: 207 N. Gilbert Rd, Gilbert AZ 85234
January 4th 2012: "New Directions - Crossing Territories" Exhibition at Wall Space Gallery in Santa Barbara, CA
William is pleased to announce his participation in "New Directions - Crossing Territories" an exhibition curated by Debra Klomp Ching of KlompChing Gallery in New York on exhibit at Wall Space Gallery in Santa Barbara, CA. The New Directions 2012 exhibition concerns itself with the wide-ranging ways in which contemporary photographers are addressing the intersection between form and content in photography — whether consciously as artists, or by way of my interpretation of their artworks, from the standpoint of a curator. Considering the photograph as both image and physical artifact is of fundamental interest within this context. This collection showcases photographic artworks that demonstrate a marriage between the chosen subject and the manner in which they were either made or finally printed and presented. Together, the photographers in this exhibition demonstrate an impressive and imaginative use of photography’s old and new tools to push photography to its very limits, whilst maintaining the integrity of the photograph itself.
William's selected piece comes from his current experiments, utilizing a microscope mounted camera to explore and express his fascination with beverages, the variety of methodical processes through which we craft them, and the detailed makeup of each liquid we drink. In this series, he's treated the world’s top five most consumed man-made beverages like scientific specimens, allowing each liquid sample to dry before photographing them using a microscope. The resulting images provide us with a chance to analyze these fingerprints of drinkable culture as an act of art consumption.
The exhibition opens January 4th and runs through January 29th before moving to Seattle from February 8th through March 4th 2012.
December 8th 2011: "Artists on Artists : Dynamic Duos" Presentation and Curation at SMOCA
Fellow collaborating artist, Peter Bugg and William LeGoullon will be co-curating and hosting the Scottsdale Museum for Contemporary Art’s on-going lecture series “Artists on Artists” event at the newly opened “SMOCA Lounge” December 8th at 7PM. Called “Dynamic Duos” the public presentation and lecture series features valley artist couples discussing the ways that they create both collaboratively and in proximity to one another. Featured artist couples include: Cyndi Coon & Jeremy Bridell; James Hajicek & Carol Panaro-Smith; and Anne & Jerry Schutte. For more information about this free event please refer to this New Times Article.
Location: Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
Sub Location: SMOCA Lounge
Address: 7374 E. 2nd Street Scottsdale 85251 AZ
*Free and open to the public
November 23rd 2011: Upcoming Piece Displays
William LeGoullon’s “Orange A-1 Bottle Cap” has been selected for “Arizona Valentine” on display at The Phoenix Airport Museum as part of an exhibition celebrating Arizona’s Centennial. He is honored to once again have a chance to exhibit in one of the largest airport museums in the nation.
Additionally, starting next week, the matching pieces from William's A-1 Country series, “Eagle Logo A-1 Bottle Cap” and “Buy War Bonds A-1 Bottle Cap” have been invited to show throughout the holiday season in the beautifully designed Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale, Arizona. More info can be seen here.
To keep informed of other events, news, developments, exhibition announcements, and even William's upcoming curated exhibition entitled "The Forty Eighth: Contemporary Photography at Arizona's Centennial" please join William’s mailing list by using the information located on the contact page or by visiting his blog, Dry Heat.
October 21st 2011: "Intermission" Exhibition
One and a half years after LeGoullon originally exhibited his "Intermission" series, he is ready to do so again, and unfortunately, with ironic timing. His series which examines the remaining Drive-In Movie Theaters of Arizona, was heavily influenced by his time spent at the Scottsdale Century 6 Theater in Scottsdale, Arizona. However in early September 2011, this particular theater, like so many nation-wide finally closed its doors. This is the second theater since William's completion of the project to close down, the other being Tucson's infamous, DeAnza Theater.
This time around, LeGoullon will be exhibiting at Bokeh Gallery in Phoenix, located within MonOrchid. "Intermission" opens to the public October 21st (Reception from 7-10PM), and will run through November 11th. This same series was also recently featured on The Freak Show where coincidently enough, they wrote "There seems to be a sense of danger or uncertainty in William LeGoullon's photographs." For more information about this event, as well as other news, works-in-progress, and insights into William's career, be sure to check out Dry Heat.
October 7th 2011: "Chaos Theory 12"
William LeGoullon has been invited to be one of the participating artists in this years "Chaos Theory 12" group exhibition at Legend City Studios in Phoenix, Arizona for the second straight year. The exhibit will fill 10,000 square feet with the newest work of more than 50 of Arizona's finest artists, personally invited by Legend City’s Randy Slack. Now in its 12th year, “Chaos Theory” is an unofficial barometer of the art scene in Phoenix, exhibiting downtown Phoenix art perennials with newer creative types that have been added to the mix.
Artists exhibiting include: Steven J Yazzie, Case Beer, Josh Rhodes, Rick Toerne, James Angel, David Dauncey, Suzie Falk, Brent Bond, Steve Hoffberger, Luiz Gutierrez, Melissa Martinez, Eric Cox, Jonathan Arvizu, Lara Plecas, Jeff Falk, Annie Lopez, Michael Zep, Dave Quan, Danielle Hacche, Brian Boner, Christina Ramirez, Fausto Fernandez, Shauna Thibault, Greg Esser, Derek Welte, Carolyn Lavender, Richard Toerne, Hector Ruiz, Molten Brothers, Ellen Wagener, Kendal Hathaway, William LeGoullon, Dayvid LeMmon, Henry Schoebel, Abbey Messmen, Joe Willie Smith, Brooke Grucella, Colin Chillag, Grant Wiggins, Matt Priebe, John Randall Nelson, Emmett Potter, Kristin Bauer, Sergio Aguirre, Steve Gompf, Jason Rudolph Pena, Dose, Colton Brock, Tara Logsdon, Ruben Gonzales, Elizabeth Cheche, Jehu, Lori Fenn, Mike Prepsky, Deise, Cindy Dach, Melanie Corradi, Alicia Slack, Randy Slack, John Balinkie, and Brandon Sullivan.
The event begins at 6:00PM on October 7th. (521 West Van Buren St. Phoenix, AZ)
August 2011: Works-in-Progress and Online Presence
In August, Bryan Formhals of LPV Magazine published a selection of images from William's work-in-progress series relating to the Salton Sea. What interested him perhaps as much as it interested William, was the awareness and acknowledgment of the fact that so many photographers explore the sea and it’s surroundings but few document whats is currently making up this place’s narrative. Bryan's interest in the comparison between William's work and that of the “weekend warriors” is intriguing and crucial to note. William feels honored to be featured alongside so many fantastic contributors on LPV. He sends special thanks to Bryan Fromhals for his interest and support.
In addition to this, William had another work-in-progress series displayed elsewhere within the online world. His still-untitled micrograph series was featured on Lost at E Minor as well as Slate.com. For this exploration, William has begun creating images using a microscope mounted camera to examine the form of liquids. This still premature series observes new theories, and ideas, which William hopes to elaborate on in the coming months. Lost at E Minor and Slate.com both posted images created by magnifying the most commonly consumed beverages in the world (other than H20). This same work was also featured on NOTCOT earlier this year. For more examples check out William's blog, Dry Heat. Thanks to Zolton Zavos of Lost at E Minor for the support!
July 2011: "The 1912 Project"
With the Arizona centennial fast approaching and many not even realizing it, LeGoullon felt it necessary to elaborate on an idea he has been dwelling on for some time… An idea completely non-related to his photographic works, yet inspiring and creative. The 1912 Project is a grass roots concept created to promote appreciation and love for Arizona's creativity, history, symbolism, and identity. By spreading awareness to those who choose to recognize their state's uniqueness, LeGoullon hopes to encourage state pride and collective support. A locally inspired creation, 1912 is an open-ended project designed to change, adapt and evolve.
People who choose to promote The 1912 Project are aiding in the continual creative formation of Arizona’s perception, integrity and character. By supporting the project, you’re supporting growth. Educate others on the small things they may not see and generate a sense of excitement about being part of what makes up Arizona. By choosing to identify with 1912, you choose to identify with and support Arizona.
1912 is currently producing high-quality limited edition hand-screen printed t-shirts available for purchase by contacting William directly. Each 1912 “release” features an original design and will be matched with a particular shirt style. Every "release" has a set edition. Each tee is individually numbered and comes with a certificate of authenticity. Having recieved a good response from it's first edition, 1912 is now premiering it's 2nd "release" and hopes to continue growing. 1912 is locally designed, printed, and supported. For additional info and updates be sure to check out LeGoullon's Dry Heat Blog.
June 24th 2011: "Arizona Biennial '11" at The Tucson Museum of Art
William is truly honored to announce that the highly respected, Anne Ellegood, has selected his “Arizona Brewing Co. Bottle Openers Series" and “99 Bottles, Their Caps on the Wall” to be exhibited at this years Arizona Biennial ’11. Continuing to grow in scope and prestige since it was first organized in 1948, the Arizona Biennial presents a range of works from paintings, sculpture, to photography and installations. Held at The Tucson Museum of Art, Arizona Biennial ‘11 is a much-anticipated exhibition of some of the most respected artists in the region, exposing their work and showing Arizona’s artistic strengths, trends, and the potential of our art and artists.
This year’s guest curator, Anne Ellegood is the Senior Curator at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, CA. She was previously Curator of Contemporary Art at the Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden in Washington DC from 2005-2009; and the New York-based Curator for Peter Norton’s collection as well as Associate Curator at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York from 1998-2003. For January 2011, she is organizing the 6th Hammer Invitational exhibition, "All of this and nothing," with chief curator Douglas Fogle that will feature the work of fourteen artists, half based in Los Angeles and half from around the world. Ellegood is also serving as the curator for the Australian Pavilion for the 2011 Venice Biennale presenting the work of Sydney-based Hany Armanious.
Arizona Biennial ‘11 will focus on the current aesthetic and conceptual concerns addressed by some of the finest and most innovative artist in this state. This year's show promises to showcase the subtle shifts in imagery, stylistic impulses, and conceptual foundations to reveal how Arizona’s artistic community participates in the broad dialogue of contemporary art.
David Adix, Tucson · Julie Anand and Damon Sauer, Phoenix · Jack Balas, Tucson · Rebecca Barten, Bisbee · Curt Brill, Tucson · Miles Conrad, Tucson · Craig Cully, Tucson · Simon Donovan, Tucson · David Elliott, Tucson · Fausto Fernandez, Phoenix · Ken Figueredo · Dan Fogel, Tempe · Fotovitamina (Rosanna Salonia and Matthew Yates), Tucson · David Gibbs, Tucson · Denis Gillingwater, Phoenix · A. Brooke Heuts, Phoenix · Oliver Hibert, Scottsdale · Alan Bur Johnson, Jerome · Jeffrey Jonczyk, Tucson · Saskia Jorda, Scottsdale · Larry Kornegay, Paradise Valley · William LeGoullon, Scottsdale · Cameron Luft, Gilbert · Rose Moon, Sedona · Kathleen Scott Moore, Tempe · Ann Morton, Phoenix · Michael Mulno, Tempe · John Randall Nelson, Tempe · Christina You-Sun Park, Tempe · James Patterson, Tubac · Benjamin William Phillips, Phoenix · Lisa Robinson, Tucson · Josh Schaffer, Tucson · Gary Setzer, Tucson · Shannon Smith, Tucson · Mike Stack,Tucson · Ann Tracy-Lopez, Tucson · Lisa Von Koch, Tempe · Cara Walz, Tucson · A.T. Willett, Tucson · Tessa Windt, Phoenix · Kelsey Viola Wiskirchen, Tempe · Richard Zelens, Tucson.
The exhibition’s opening reception will take place on June 24th from 6:00 – 10:00 pm, and will continue to hang through October 2nd 2011. For more information as well as a list of exhibiting artists, please visit The Tucson Museum of Art.
May 14th, 2011: New Blog entitled "Dry Heat" and the official online version of "Embedded"
There is a new addition to William's online presence! Check out his new blog entitled "Dry Heat" which will act a secondary website to LeGoullon Photography. Here he will be posting announcements, news, invitations, etc. that might not otherwise be listed here. In addition to this he will be using the space as a personalized and experimental "think tank" to discuss project related ideas, concepts and more. The best part about "Dry Heat" is that William will posting his "Works In Progress."
William has mixed feelings about certain online communication and social networking sites, but he is looking forward to seeing how this might evolve. Please take some time to visit "Dry Heat," if for nothing else to see his first two postings of images. He has been focusing on a body of work relating to The Salton Sea in southern California for over 2 years. Many of these images have not been shown publicly, and for the first time he will be presenting a small sampling of this project. In addition to this, he has also posted a link to a sub-blog which is the official online version of "Embedded," a book project completed earlier this year with collaborate, Peter Bugg.
"Dry Heat" is ment to offer William's audience a chance to observe his work as it develops and to become more familiar with his thought processes, personal life, and more. He looks forward to sharing with you some more of what his life as an artist has to offer.
May 11th 2011: "Contemporary Forum Emerging Artist Grant"
William LeGoullon has been awarded a 2011 Contemporary Forum of The Phoenix Art Museum Emerging Artist Grant. It is a great honor to be selected for this award and he is very pleased to know that his work has been acknowledged by some of the best and most respected art supporters in the state. The Artists Grants Program fosters the creation of contemporary art by encouraging and assisting emerging artists living in Arizona. The grant is designed to assist up to seven artists annually who will significantly benefit from public recognition and financial support, and includes being part of a special exhibition of artwork at The Phoenix Art Museum in 2012. William feels even more excited knowing that 2012 marks Arizona's centennial and is greatly looking forward to the grant recipients showcase. An evening of celebration will take place on May 11th, 2011 at 7PM at The Phoenix Art Museum in Whiteman Hall. The Contemporary Forum Awards Presentation and Art Exhibition is open to the public and admission is free. William would also like to thank all who have supported him and the development of his work over the years, because without you, he would have never been able to receive such an honor. Special thanks to his family, whose willingness to support his efforts has never lacked.
March 24th 2011: "The 3rd Annual E.B. Lane Art Show"
The 2011 EBL Art Show is a collective gathering of artists, designers, media enthusiasts, marketing experts, creatives, and more. This year William was one of a hand full of artists asked to participate in the one night event located at E. B. Lane's headquarters in Phoenix. A team of talented individuals focusing on Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, Research, and Public Relations, EBL has developed a highly respected name within their industry and William feels honored to be invited. For more information, including RSVP instruction check out the Show's Invite Movie!
Also, if you're interested in receiving information on future exhibition updates, news, and announcements please join William's mailing list by using the information on the contact page.
March 18th 2011: The Premier of "Embedded"
William's latest endeavor involves a collaboration with fellow artist Peter Bugg in their self-published book entitled "Embedded." Set to be released and exhibited on March 18th at Eye Lounge Gallery in Phoenix as part of this year's "Art Detour" events, the book begins to question the commonly held idea of a gallery space being strictly "a white cube." Through the use of QR coding, photography, and conceptual exploration, Bugg and LeGoullon depict an interplay between physical places, social and spacial relations, and digital information, while examining the histories of iconic art spaces throughout Phoenix, including The Phoenix Art Museum, Modified Arts, The Icehouse, Anti_Space, The Chocolate Factory, Perihelion Arts, the former 3 Car Pile Up, and more...
"As curating-artists and/or artist-curators, Peter Bugg and William LeGoullon have assembled a timely ‘institutional critique’ of both creative and conceptual élan. Immanent in its critique, "Embedded" destabilizes the meanings accumulated in the dominant gallery model of show and sell without seeking to abolish “the gallery” as such. Yet, rather than valorize the gallery as a space of visual and material consumption alone, Bugg and LeGoullon exhibit the exhibition: the gallery (or its floors). In contrast to the infinite repetition of artwork’s passive presentation by the gallery, our optic and gaze is redirected to the putatively passive container itself."
- From the introduction by Nicholas Dahmann
March 4th 2011: "Artlink 13th Annual Juried Exhibition"
William has been selected to exhibit in this years "13th Annual Juried Exhibition" by Artlink Phoenix. This year Artlink is fortunate to have the distinguished jurors: Senior Curator and Associate Director Heather Lineberry from ASU Art Museum; Phoenician artist Randy Slack; and Associate Director Duane Smith from Lisa Sette Gallery. The 13th Annual Juried Exhibition will be displayed in the Artlink A. E. England Gallery from March 4th through March 25th. The jurors have chosen 11 accomplished artists working in various medias...
Exhibiting Artists: Tristyn Bustamante, Julie Comnick, Lee Davis, Mohammad Reza H. Javaheri, William LeGoullon, Jill Martin, Melissa Martinez, Rembrandt Quiballo, Ann Tracy-Lopez, Karla Uribe, Junjie Verzosa.
Artlink A. E. England Gallery: March 4 – March 25, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday March 4, 6-10 PM
Closing Reception: Friday March 18, 6-9 PM
Art Detour Weekend: Saturday March 19, 10 AM-6 PM & Sunday March 20, 12-5 PM
The Artlink A. E. England Gallery is located in the historical A. E. England Building within the Civic Space Park and is a non-profit exhibition space.
Janurary 17th 2011: Website Updates…
There have been some updates made to the website including images from William’s latest solo exhibition. Future updates are in the works. If you are interested in being put on William's mailing list for news, exhibition invitations, event information, etc. please contact him using the information provided on the contact page. Stay tuned for more news...
December 3rd 2010: Secondary Reception of "The Western Way To Say Welcome"
A Secondary Reception will be held for William's latest exhibition entitled, "The Western Way To Say Welcome" at Eye Lounge Gallery in Phoenix, AZ on Dec. 3rd. This event exhibits work from his A-1 Country series and is sponsored in part by Nimbus Brewing Company of Tucson and The Roosevelt Tavern.
The Secondary Reception will be held from 6:00PM-10:00PM. Nimbus Brewing Company’s A-1 Pilsner Beer will be made available for discounted prices at The Roosevelt using vouchers obtainable at the exhibition. "The Western Way To Say Welcome" will continue to be displayed through Dec. 12th, 2010. Below are the gallery viewing hours. Please join us in celebration of Arizona's brewing history.
Eye Lounge Gallery Hours:
Tuesday - Thursday 12-7pm
(accessible through Made Boutique)
Every Friday 12-9 pm
(accessible only through Made Boutique until 5:00)
Every Saturday 1-5pm
If you are interested in being put on William's mailing list for updates, news, exhibition invitations, etc. please contact him using the information provided on the contact page.
November 19th 2010: "The Western Way To Say Welcome" Solo Exhibition
A collection of work from William's A-1 Country series will be displayed at his latest solo exhibition entitled "The Western Way To Say Welcome" at Eye Lounge Gallery in Phoenix from November 19th through December 12th. "The Western Way To Say Welcome" is inspired by a convergence of interests relating to Arizona history, symbolic iconography and the fulfilling beverage we collectively enjoy – beer. Through researching the history of brewing within Arizona, LeGoullon became intrigued with the story of The Arizona Brewing Company as well as its flagship beer, A-1, a true symbol of southwest beer-drinking culture. “The Western Way To Say Welcome” was originally a slogan created by The Arizona Brewing Company for promotional use of this symbolic beer from the 1950s till the 1960s. As the most prolific brewery ever to operate in the state, The Arizona Brewing Company still remains the prominent portrait of Arizona’s brewing history. Though many people have never heard of the brewery itself, its emblematic history, the evolution of its branding, and the symbolic narrative of A-1 have become primary influences on LeGoullon’s latest works.
Please join us for the Opening Reception at 6:00PM Nov. 19th 2010.
This exhibition is sponsored in part by Nimbus Brewing Company and The Roosevelt. Nimbus Brewing Company’s A-1 Pilsner Beer will be made available for discounted prices at The Roosevelt using vouchers obtainable at the exhibition’s Third-Friday and First-Friday Receptions.
A very special thanks to Ed Sipos. Without his wealth of knowledge and willingness to share, it would not have been possible to create this exhibition.
For more information please visit: Eye Lounge - A contemporary art space
November 2nd 2010: "Elsewhere" Exhibition at Northlight Gallery
This year the ASU Student Photographers' Association invited Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison to jury the annual members exhibition. Exhibiting members were selected on the merit of their work as well as their unique visual aesthetic, among which William LeGoullon's "Desert Center School Piano" was chosen. The exhibition, appropriately named ELSEWHERE, in many ways embodies the themes and emotions present in the ParkeHarrisons' own work which achieves great impact by being quiet and distant, though extremely caring. Arizona State University's Northlight Gallery will be hosting the photography exhibition from November 2nd through November 27th.
Please join us for the Opening Reception: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm.
Tuesday: 12:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday–Saturday: 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
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October 1st 2010: "Chaos Theory 11"
William LeGoullon has been invited to be one of the participating artists in this years "Chaos Theory 11" group exhibition at Legend City Studios in Phoenix, Arizona. The exhibit will fill 10,000 square feet with the newest work of more than 50 artists personally invited by Legend City’s Randy Slack. Now in its 11th year, “Chaos Theory” is an unofficial barometer of the art scene in Phoenix, exhibiting downtown Phoenix art perennials with newer creative types that have been added to the mix.
Artists exhibiting include: Rafael Navarro, Joshua Rhodes, Rick Toerne, Steven J Yazzie, James Angel, David Dauncey, Suzie Falk, Brent Bond, Steve Hoffberger, Luiz Gutierrez, Melissa Martinez, Kate Twist, Bobby Castaneda, Lara Plecas, Jeff Falk, Annie Lopez, Michael Zep, Dave Quan, Danielle Hacche, Brian Boner, Christina Ramirez, Fausto Fernandez, Shauna Thibault, Greg Esser, Pete Deise, Carrie Marill, Cindy Dach, Hector Ruiz, Molten Brothers, Alex Krump, Jesse Rieser, William LeGoullon, Leslie Englert Yazzie, Henry Schoebel, Leon Lucero, Joe Willie Smith, John Colona, Colin Chillag, Kathleen D Cone, Grant Wiggins, Matt Priebe, John Randall Nelson, Eddie Shea, Sergio Aguirre, Steve Gompf, Jason Rudolph Pena, Jehu, Randy Slack, John Balinkie, and Brandon Sullivan.
The event begins at 7:00PM on October 1st. (521 West Van Buren St. Phoenix, AZ)
September 8th 2010: Website Launch!
The new website is officially introduced and relaunched! Thank you to Andrew McCarthy from andrevv.com for making this possible. Minor changes and updates will be taking place over the next few weeks. If you are interested in being put on William's mailing list for updates, news, exhibition invitations, etc. please contact him using the information provided on the contact page. Enjoy the newly designed site and stay tuned for more news...
September 3rd 2010: "A-1 Country" Exhibition at The Icehouse
"A-1 Country" is a photography exhibition and beer tasting event hosted by Phoenix-based artist William LeGoullon and The Nimbus Brewing Company of Tucson . This collaborative event will focus on the re-release of the historic Arizona beer, A-1. Originally presented by the Arizona Brewing Company in 1943, A-1 continued being produced by various brewing companies till 1985 when the beer's symbolic narrative soon became forgotten. Through the works of William LeGoullon, “A-1 Country” observes the history and story of the iconic beer that was once the symbol of Arizona ’s beer-drinking culture. During the event, Nimbus Brewing Company, the second largest brewery in Arizona , will be hosting a free beer tasting of the newly-released and long-awaited classic brew. Come celebrate “The Western Way to Say Welcome!” with A-1 beer for a one-night event at the historic Icehouse, located at 427 W. Jackson , in Phoenix from 7-11pm on Friday, September 3rd.
This event is FREE to the public, so be sure to spread the word.
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